This article is for the wonderful participants in my ‘Crochet Cuteness’ class at a previous Zero Waste Festival in Dublin, and anyone else who wants to have a go at making their own amigurumi toys. Here’s the little fella I made in his new home, my daughter’s doll house.
Halloween is over so I’m feeling kinda safe about writing a Christmas article now. It may seem weeks off (7 and a bit to be exact) but if you’re hoping to make a few gifts this year you’ll need to get your skates on. I don’t buy gifts for anyone outside of my immediate familyContinue reading “Handmade Toys & Gifts”
Although it might sound sacrilegious to bin your kids artwork you invariable have to cull some from time to time or you’d drown in it and one of my pet peeves is the non-recyclable end result you often get with traditional kids crafts. Take one sheet of recyclable paper, glue on some pieces of recyclableContinue reading “Sustainable Summer Crafts for Kids”
You may think that Valentines is just another excuse to get us spending money, and you’d be right, but it doesn’t have to be. I heard something a long time ago that stuck with me. Love is spending time and energy to make someone’s day better. It might be ironing a shirt for them whenContinue reading “Love is in the Air for 2021”
This Christmas there is a new enemy in town; swaths of single-use wrapping paper. Why? Sure isn’t it recyclable? If you’ve read my post ‘Why Recycling isn’t the Answer‘, you’ll understand that recycling typically leaves us with an energy / resources deficit and isn’t a silver bullet to our waste problem.